Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Brandon Taylor, a 6-foot-7, 240-pound power forward from Trenton (N.J.) Catholic, verbally pledged to Penn State.
Taylor chose the Lions over Miami, Drexel, Temple, Richmond and South Florida, his father, Byron, told SNY.tv.
“Proximity is one of the reasons,” Byron Taylor said. “He wanted to be close to home where his family could go see him play.”
Byron said his son may elect to redshirt his freshman because he’s only 17.
“He’s a younger kid,” his father said. “He’s very versatile. He can pass, he can shoot , he can post .He gives you that skill set.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.